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John Oliver and Elmo on the Lead Poisoning That Can Still Happen Anywhere, Not Just in Flint (Video)

Though politicians seem outraged over the recent water crisis in Flint, Mich., they seem unconcerned about the lead still in our walls and pipes.

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Repulsive but Protected

I don’t know if there’s a hell, but if it exists, the Rev. Fred Phelps and other members of the Westboro Baptist Church deserve a place. In this world, their repulsive actions are shielded by the Constitution.

Posted on Oct 7, 2010 READ MORE


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Timothy Snyder on the Forgotten Holocaust

One of the great crimes of the 20th century—the mass murder of Jews in the Nazi-occupied Soviet territories—is all but forgotten. “The Unknown Black Book” helps us remember.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008 READ MORE


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Homophobic Church Ordered to Pay $10.9M for Picketing Funeral

A Maryland court has ordered leaders of Kansas’ fundamentalist Westboro Baptist Church to pay almost $11 million in damages to Albert Snyder, the father of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, who was killed in Iraq.  Snyder sued the controversial church after members picketed his son’s funeral in March 2006.

Posted on Oct 31, 2007 READ MORE


Army Allegedly Reneges on Deal With GI Who Fled

Kyle Snyder fled to Canada when the Army threatened to send him back to Iraq, where he says he had been made to perform duties for which he was not trained.  Snyder’s lawyer says the Army had agreed to discharge his client if he came home but now intends to return him to his original unit.

Posted on Oct 31, 2006 READ MORE


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New Book: Gay Bosses Outperforming Their Straight Counterparts

That’s the conclusion of a career development expert with a new book about gay leadership in the workplace. He found “job engagement, job satisfaction and workplace morale among employees reporting to white-collar gay men to be upwards of 35% higher than nationally reported statistics.”

Posted on May 31, 2006 READ MORE


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